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10 Cheesy Literary Pick-Up Lines That Will Get You Slapped


Literary pick up lines? Yeah, why not!

Book geek? Need a date?

Well, you’ve come to the wrong place. Here’s 10 literary pick-up lines to make you have an embarrassing weekend, full of shame, rejection, and self-loathing.

Here we go:

I like paper and you like Kindle. So let’s get together, baby, and start a fire.

Girl, you’re like a best-seller list, and I’m like a book. I could be on you for weeks.

Is your name Scarlett? Because when I saw you my heart was gone with the wind.

What’s up, sweetheart. What do you say we open up our covers and read a little Fifty Shades of Grey together?

Girl, you remind me of a library book because I love checking you out.

Hey baby. Would you like to peek at my hardcover?

Fancy meeting you here. Just last night I filled out my Amazon wishlist and you were at the top.

I hate to brag, but I have the biggest Philip K. Dick collection of books on Good Reads.

My friends call me Robert, but you can call me The Beowulf.

What’s up girl? How about we make a little of the Sound and The Fury until the Sun Also Rises?

Disclaimer: 101 Books is not responsible for any physical harm or injury you receive as a result of using one of these literary pick up lines. In other words, you will likely get hit in the face for using these pick-up lines, or any other pick-up line for that matter.

Any literary pick-up lines of your own?

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  1. Matt #

    Wow. Those are terribly cheesy but so good!

    August 2, 2013
  2. Reblogged this on conchsaladesque and commented:
    Here’s a literary pickup line buffet, just for you!

    August 2, 2013
  3. I wouldn’t be opposed to having someone say some of these to me :-D

    August 2, 2013
  4. haha! Love this list :-)

    August 2, 2013
  5. Not pick up line, but I just told a finance guy his thesis reminds me of Pynchon”s Gravity”s Rainbow. He was looking up Pynchon when I last saw him…

    August 2, 2013
  6. “What’s up girl? How about we make a little of The Sound and The Fury until The Sun Also Rises?”

    Nerdily cute enough that if you follow up with a comment about not being a Hemingway Hero or being steadier than Faulkner’s stream of consciousness I may just bite.

    August 2, 2013
  7. Oh God! I should totally use one of those sometimes :D lol

    August 2, 2013
    • Use at your own risk!

      August 2, 2013
  8. Ha ha! The hardcover one was my favorite!

    August 2, 2013
  9. Baby be ‘Quiet’ and watch ‘The master of the game’ in action. Surely you’d agree that the ‘guilty pleasures’ tonight will be your ‘Best kept secret’..

    August 2, 2013
  10. hahah those had me cracking up!

    August 2, 2013
  11. Brilliant :D

    August 2, 2013
  12. Alexandra #

    This is funny. I would laugh so hard of someone said any of these to me.

    August 2, 2013
  13. Haha!

    August 2, 2013
  14. If I weren’t already married I might just give a couple of these a try…

    August 2, 2013
  15. BookAddict #

    haha love it

    August 3, 2013
  16. BookAddict #

    Reblogged this on Confessions of a Book Addict and commented:
    This is so funny

    August 3, 2013
  17. Grrrrrooooooaaaaannnn! Loved these…maybe I will try a couple of them myself. Hmmm, now to find a bookstore with English books…*mumble mumble…ar vitsi….* :D

    August 3, 2013
  18. Reblogged this on peepchic and commented:

    August 3, 2013
  19. “Hey baby. Would you like to peek at my hardcover?”

    LMAO too funny!!! Love it.

    August 3, 2013
  20. Reblogged this on yourgirlsbestfriend.

    August 3, 2013
  21. I liked the hardcover one too. :D They’re all good though.

    August 3, 2013
  22. Hysterical! My fave- I like paper and you like Kindle. So let’s get together, baby, and start a fire.

    August 4, 2013
  23. Reblogged this on Dewey Does It! and commented:
    Hilariously bad literary pickup lines to cheer up your Sunday! I particularly love the library one, for obvious reasons.

    August 4, 2013
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    Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

    August 4, 2013
  25. Reblogged this on Hopeful visions and commented:
    Lmao! Wondering how these came about, who they were first used on ^.^

    August 5, 2013
  26. Ha! These are great, I wish someone would try using these on me!

    August 7, 2013
  27. Reblogged this on Jeet Pandya | Works of Art.

    August 8, 2013
  28. Oh my god. Hahah. I liked the Gone with the Wind one.

    August 11, 2013
  29. LMAO, some guys just don’t know what to say to a woman these days. There is a site that gives you a simple tip on how to get a woman’s number in under a minute:

    August 11, 2013
  30. haha, This was indeed a funny read.

    August 15, 2013
  31. Surviving Bigfoot and the Dixie Mafia is my new novel, that is available through Amazon. I promise you it’s a great read. Next year I will be producing the movie and game. My name is Dennis Daryl Shamblin and I am a screenwriter from Oklahoma.

    August 15, 2013
  32. Reblogged this on And one more thing and commented:
    What the Dickens…

    September 29, 2013
  33. Every girl that can only answer these pick-up lines with physical violence is not worth any of those lines … Really. They may be terrible (at least some of them) but after all – it’s just words and asks for a verbal reply not for a slap. And yes, I am a woman, yes, I hate pick-up lines like every grown-up woman … I just use my brain – if I can be bothered – or my “Really?!”-look to answer a bad pick-up line.

    December 13, 2013
  34. Literary pick up lines get me every time!

    December 24, 2013
  35. Reblogged this on arielswan and commented:
    This may sound like an opening line, but…Call me Ishmael.

    December 24, 2013
  36. Got a great response to the Gone with the Wind comment. “Frankly I don’t give a damn.”

    December 24, 2013

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